Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Children paddling on the shallows of Buttermere, Lake District

Love the Lakes 

We're pleased to say that following Storm Desmond last December, all our Lake District roads are now back open. On Wednesday 11 May, the A591 reopened, which means it's now super easy to travel between two of our favourite places - Keswick and Grasmere. It's one of the best times of year to get out and make the most of the majestic Lake District landscape - what are you waiting for?

Tulips at Sizergh Castle

Gardens to visit in the Lake District 

The Lakes may be better known for dramatic landscapes than intimate country gardens, but there are some real gems waiting to be explored.

 Summer House holiday cottage near Wray Castle, Cumbria

Holiday cottages in the Lakes - latest news 

Find out about our latest news, offers and general availability this spring and summer.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt through daffodils

Spring in the Lake District  

Carpets of bluebells, lakeshore walks, canoe trips and much more - we've lots on offer this spring in the Lake District.

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned for the spring and summer.

Cotswold Outdoor walking tips

Walking in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks this season.

Runner Steve Birkinshaw with rangers on Cat Bells

Appeal for help to repair flood damage to Cat Bells

Keswick Mountain Festival and National Trust have teamed up to raise money to repair flood damage to Cat Bells. Record-breaking fell runner Steve Birkinshaw came along to help out.

Where will you explore today?

Ullswater Lake Cumbria

Aira Force and Ullswater

Aira Force, a tumbling waterfall drops an impressive 65ft and can be reached by an enchanting stroll through ancient woodland and landscaped glades. The perfect place for a family walk and picnic.

Fire in the kitchen range at Hill Top house, Cumbria

Hill Top

Beatrix Potter's 17th-century farmhouse: a time-capsule of her life